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Washington Nationals Host Philadelphia Phillies in MLB Baseball Betting Action

The Washington Nationals will look to improve on a 14-6 record when they take on the Philadelphia Phillies, a key part of the MLB betting odds line up on Thursday.

Philadelphia puts its faith in starter Aaron Nola to earn a win and boost his personal mark of 1-2. Getting the ball for the Washington Nationals is Tanner Roark, who owns a 2-2 record on the season with a 2.62 ERA.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Those going with the Washington Nationals in this one found them listed on the odds board as moneyline favorites of -160 at BetOnline for Thursday's contest. The betting total was hovering near 5 at Bovada.

Odds Shark prediction models pick the Phillies to win this game 4.5-3.2. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming MLB matchups here.

Philadelphia Phillies vs Washington Nationals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

14-6 Washington battles the Phillies, currently with a 11-10 mark. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Washington vs Philadelphia injuries news.

This game matches up the No. 3 (Washington Nationals) and the No. 21 (Philadelphia Phillies) teams, according to our current MLB Power Rankings.

Statistical Matchup

The game also pits Washington Nationals No. 15-rated offense, averaging 4.1 runs per game, against a Philadelphia Phillies defense that ranks No. 17 at 4.33 in runs allowed per game. The Washington Nationals have averaged 8 hits per game so far, more than Philadelphia Phillies batters have averaged on the year (7.57 hits per game).

Washington owns the No. 2 defense, allowing 4.1 men per game to cross the plate. That contrasts with Philadelphia's No. 17-rated defense.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Philadelphia threw a shutout at Washington in their last outing, using a shutdown performance by J Hellickson to defeat Washington 3-0 on Wednesday.

Betting Trends
  • Philadelphia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Philadelphia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
  • Philadelphia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Washington
  • Philadelphia is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Washington
  • Washington is 17-7 SU in its last 24 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Washington's last 10 games
  • Washington is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games at home
  • Washington is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Philadelphia

Next Betting Matchups

Philadelphia home to Cleveland, Friday, April 29th
Washington at St. Louis, Friday, April 29th